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(ISN) – The Victoria Highlanders head South on Saturday, May 5th to take on two tough US teams in what promises to be a great match against two strong opponents.

The two games, against the University of Washington men’s team – who finished their last season in second place, and the Peninsula College Pirates – on a 7-year streak of post-season play- will be a good test for the Highlanders before their Premier Development League (PDL) home opener on May 12th.

“These 2 games will be our final tune-ups before the PDL season starts next weekend,” notes Highlanders head coach Ian Bridge. “This will be a great opportunity for several of our young full time Prospects players to step up and be noticed, as we will still be looking at some players as we finalize our roster for the beginning of the season.”

“The University of Washington Huskies area strong NCAA division 1 side. They are and have been over many years a powerhouse in the Pacific 12 Conference,” says Bridge. “This will be a great opportunity for us to learn and progress tactically, to continue the process of building the team before our PDL season kicks off. There is nothing better than competitive games to give the players that opportunity.”

“We are very excited about the younger players from our u-21 team making the leap and playing for the PDL team,” says Highlanders Captain Tyler Hughes. ” We also have a great mix of foreign players coming into the squad that will no doubt raise the level of the team and add a an exciting element to the local game.”